With each haute couture season bringing a beautiful barrage of fanciful, costly pieces, it's hard to imagine how couture can apply to our daily life. Instead of writing it off as another season of clothes that are out of our reach, we think that there's a lot to learn from couture. The surprising mix of colors, textures, and shapes can be a fun styling rubric that challenges us to rethink the way we dress and imagine ourselves — even if it's just in our heads. We were surprised by the shocking Schiaperelli pink against chartreuse green and black crepe or satin; or the unusual clash of colors and textures of navy satin and mint, vermilion and graphic houndstooth at Christian Dior. At Giambattista Valli, bright red and magenta silk blossoms with black velvet belts made us fall in love with white lace, organdies, and organzas all over again. So we took on the challenge of putting together outfits inspired by our favorite couture looks. Click on to see how we applied these runway lessons.
The Obama FamilyCritics’ Pick
Photo: Christie Goodwin/Getty Images
% Agree View the Top 100
Wish List: Noor Fares Diamond Earrings
Fondling Men’s Boxers Makes Women Spendy
Riots and Diets: Admitting You Diet Is Radical
- Wish List: Noor Fares Diamond Earrings
- Fondling Men’s Boxers Makes Women Spendy
- Riots and Diets: Admitting You Diet Is Radical
- The Cut’s Advent Calendar: 6 Days to Go!
- Scientist Invents ‘Healthy’ Chocolate
- Sexting With a Tinder Spam-Bot, Things Get Weird
- Barneys Is Going to Reopen a Chelsea Location
- Justin Bieber Was Going for a Frank Sinatra Look
- Fabulously Festive: Jonathan Adler Handbags
- Meet Wayne Goss, YouTube's Male Makeup Star
- Heidi Klum Has Five Christmas Trees Too Many
- My Real-Life Her: Who Needs a Body to Have Sex?
- Versace Is Probably Going to Get Even Sexier
- Hot Men in Warm Sweaters
- Audrey Gelman and Terry Richardson Split